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Confusion over EU blacklisted airline
21 April 2006

Cypriot aviation authorities refused the first Cyprus-registered Boeing 747 permission to land at Larnaca and Paphos. The reason given was the fact that the operator, Air Universal Cyprus, shares the chairman of Air Universal Sierra Leone, which is listed on the EU blacklist. B747-200 5B-AUD was scheduled to be delivered, but flew to Athens, Greece instead. This EU country apparently allowed the plane to land. (Cyprus Mail)